Woman Files Wrongful Death Suit after Her Son Dies on Organization's Trip
The mother of a 20 year-old man who died on a National Outdoor Leadership School trip has filed suit against the organization for the man's death. The National Outdoor Leadership School is an organization that provides wilderness education all over the world. The young man was backpacking in the Himalayas when he slipped down a steep incline and feel 300 feet into a river below. The man likely drowned in the water. The suit alleges various acts of negligence by The National Outdoor Leadership School and its employees. The suit claims that instructors were not closely following students who traversed the terrain, and this led to the student's death. According to the plaintiff, several students had to run back to find an instructor who had been trailing behind the students. When the students reached the instructors, they attempted to find the student. However, the instructor's ropes were not long enough to rappel down to the river. It wasn't until the following day that a search team was dispatched to look for the man.
The mother's claim of negligence essentially asserts that the organization failed to properly monitor her son and train him on safely traversing the terrain. According to the plaintiff, there have been many other instances of improper training with this organization. The plaintiff will have to demonstrate evidence that organization was negligent in its training and oversight. This will likely require the expert testimony of someone in the field.
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